How to become a good writer? Do I need to read a lot first before becoming one?

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  1. tenet profile image62
    tenetposted 11 years ago

    How to become a good writer? Do I need to read a lot first before becoming one?

  2. Tamilarasan123 profile image41
    Tamilarasan123posted 11 years ago

    Ya i am rating 74 but still i am not a good blog writer because some grammer mistakes can occur anywhere on your blog so please be careful and learn & read a lot first before becoming a good writer

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    I believe that the more you read...the more quality stuff you read... you will become a better writer.  I have taken very few writing classes, most of what I learned about writing has been from reading good writers.

  4. tinigenie profile image60
    tinigenieposted 11 years ago

    Tenet it is a learning process.  As a writer you wear many different hats, but you have to find your inner voice.  You are a constant student, but once you find passion in a certain area, you will be unstoppable.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    I think being an avid reader does make a better writer.  As you read, you are not only taking in the information or entertainment of the book, but you are learning writing style; what you like, what makes you want to move on in the story.

    You can also learn how not to write, what about a certain book bores you, or makes you want to put it down.  It is all a learning process.

    You cannot be hurt by reading anything and everything you can get your hands on.  Everything in life that has a word on it was written by someone - so all reading is like studying a textbook on the subject of writing.  It opens ups new worlds as well as increasing your ability to write.

  6. lovetosharethis profile image60
    lovetosharethisposted 11 years ago

    Own the "Becoming a Writer" book, it will show you how to become a great wirtier as quick as you completed reading this book:

  7. lburmaster profile image73
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    That is how I learned. By reading old texts, or just good books required by high schools even though I didn't go to high school.

  8. J Burgraff profile image71
    J Burgraffposted 11 years ago

    Read, read, read and read more.  I am convinced that the only way to become a good writer is to read everything you can get your hands on.  Stephen King thinks so too....

  9. luv-iggy profile image40
    luv-iggyposted 11 years ago

    I highly suggest reading some good books, if not for improving your writing then even to further educate yourself. But i don't think reading a lot is one of the requirements eve if it does help.

  10. leni sands profile image68
    leni sandsposted 11 years ago

    To become a good writer you DO need to read a lot, you also need to write a little something every day.  It doesn't matter what you write - just write, review the books you are reading. 

    Keeping a diary is a good way to improve your writing.  Read it, write it, embellish....

    Keep a notepad with you at all times so that you can jot down all those ideas so you don't forget them - your jottings may come in useful tomorrow or in years to come.  Reading the genre that you intend to write in also helps.

  11. tenet profile image62
    tenetposted 11 years ago

    Thank you so much for all your comments. I really appreciate it. They are very helpful.


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